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Which is the best picture?

6 (19.4%)
2 (6.5%)
16 (51.6%)
3 (9.7%)
1 (3.2%)
3 (9.7%)

Total Members Voted: 31

Voting closed: January 31, 2016, 08:33:28 PM

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SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« on: January 26, 2016, 08:33:28 PM »
Welcome to the Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest (SMSC) Poll

This month's topic is Mountain Pass. Please vote for your favourite picture. You can only select one. The survey will be available until 31st. The winner will get fame and glory at the Simutrans Community.

Screens Info
Traversing the fells - 2016 - by The Hood (pak128.Britain) - not a real game
Mirabell's desolate trench - by Spenk009 (pak128) - not a real game
Alpenpass zu Au am See - by Leartin (pak192.comic dev) - not a real game
Roger's Pass - by Sarlock (pak64.Nippon + pak64.Sarlock) - not a real game
Puerto de la Sierra - by SilverHorse (pak128 + Spanish addons) - not a real game
Telgart in Central Slovakia - by Vladki (pak128.CS dev) - not a real game (Submitted after deadline, but I did not close the topic)

Offline Vladki

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 08:52:06 PM »
I have made second version without grid, just a while after you closed the topic. I play with the grid on and small (hidden) trees that I did not realize the grid is even there. Well never mind. It is there.

Offline Leartin

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 08:59:56 PM »
Vladki, a little trick: Use Dropbox or webspace where you can define the link yourself. You can apply changes after posting, and if they are small enough, nobody would even notice :D

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 09:03:16 PM »
OK, picture replaced. I did not notice that you linked to the original. Sorry for little cheating.

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 10:41:33 PM »
You both disqualified. :D

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 11:00:51 PM »

Offline HarrierST

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 01:41:14 AM »
You both disqualified. :D

Does this mean Leartin loses the Moderator privalege.   :)  :o

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 03:48:59 AM »
As Benevolent Dictator, I declare myself the winner! Wait, no, that'd be if I was just dictator. Okay, as Benevolent Dictator I force this contest to continue! And nobody loses moderator capabilities! So there! Nyah!

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 04:31:18 AM »
* IgorEliezer watches the thread going on, safely, from distance.

Offline Leartin

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 09:24:34 AM »
Does this mean Leartin loses the Moderator privalege.   :)  :o
Nah, I got that privilege to host a few SRGCs and general concensus has it that you don't lose such privileges unless you abuse them. If I'd edit the image link in the poll to update the committed screenshot, it would be abuse of privileges. Changing the source itself is just abuse of an_dz carelessness, and I never even left any proof committed such an outragous crime. I, errr, just pointed out a security danger?

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 03:32:11 PM »
I used to save the files to another account, but it was too time consuming.

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 06:13:12 PM »
Effort on security should match the potential motivation for abuse. The latter is quite minimal, so the former should be minimal. :)

Offline Sarlock

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 03:21:18 PM »
On the flip side, saving the files allows them to stay active if the original link goes dead... some of the old SMSC contests have mostly unlinked images now, which is a shame as some of them were amazing and really showcase the possibilities with Simutrans.
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Offline sdog

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2016, 09:35:08 PM »
Effort on security should match the potential motivation for abuse. The latter is quite minimal, so the former should be minimal. :)
You underestimate the attraction of security. We could get the greatest criminal minds trying to win our screenshot contest by illegitimate means were the security only sufficiently tough to make it prestigious.

On the flip side, saving the files allows them to stay active if the original link goes dead... some of the old SMSC contests have mostly unlinked images now, which is a shame as some of them were amazing and really showcase the possibilities with Simutrans.
This is a very good point!
Perhaps an official Simutrans account on one of the large image hosters, deviantArt, flickr, google photos?

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 05:48:05 AM »
Good point on security. :)

As far as pictures go, there's plenty of room on the server. But if a social account seems preferable, no worries.

Maybe even if I were to get in the habit of posting the entries (with the announcement of the winner) - it would involve downloading/uploading to the blog; but the images are stored as files on the server..... so it's trivial to keep them. And no harm in doing that :and: if someone wants to keep them in a social media account of some sort.

Offline Leartin

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 11:10:48 AM »
They were stored to the simutrans graphics archieve before, which seems to be on the same server already. I was not active around the time that archive was actively used, so I don't know if it ever was widespread and well-known, or always operated under the radar.

Maybe we could tweak the attachment functionality of this forum a bit, so bigger attachments within the contest area are possible, allowing users to upload their screenshots instead of linking them. Or even add a gallery-feature to this forum... I don't know what's possibly.

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 12:43:31 PM »
That's a good idea, Isaac probably can shed some light on what can be done.

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 09:53:28 PM »
I venture that uploads are so severely restricted because of bots using the forum as a file-server for illegitimate files?

Could this be a good use for the devotee membergroup?

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2016, 05:02:19 AM »
Heya - just checking various things before I head to bed - been a long week, but today in particular - so will try to check in soon, but it may be a little bit - maybe.... nearly a week. Or maybe sooner. But up-to.

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2016, 10:38:55 PM »
No worries, we are not on a hurry.

Offline Leartin

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2016, 09:23:28 AM »
Congratulations to the Hood (since I was disqualified ;) )

Offline The Hood

Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2016, 07:12:34 PM »
Congratulations to the Hood (since I was disqualified ;) )
Thanks, but I don't think you're really disqualified and you got way more votes than me - as in the previous post I think your terrain was more mountainous :D

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2016, 11:06:29 PM »
In the SMSC, everyone wins!  ;D
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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2016, 03:20:28 AM »

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Re: SMSC Poll: January - Mountain Pass
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2016, 03:24:37 AM »
Wait a second! The screenshot I voted for won? YUSSSS!!! *shakes fist*